Hello! I'm Andrew.
I’m a designer from Buffalo, New York. My graphic design journey began as a teenager with a free copy of Adobe Photoshop. I was a member of several graphic design forums where members shared their work. This was an invaluable experience as it motivated me to constantly improve my skills to keep up with my peers.
I attended Buffalo State College where I majored in Communication Design. I may be finished with college, I still consider myself a student of design. There is always more to learn and to explore, especially in the internet age. I am fascinated with design work that is both visually appealing and utilitarian as I believe that quality design has a balance of form and function. I find inspiration in designers such as Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, Paul Rand, and László Moholy-Nagy. All of whom have created timeless work which is something I hope to accomplish some day.
Design and problem solving go hand in hand so for that reason I view myself as a problem solver as much as a designer. My goal as a designer is to help “fight against the ugliness” as Massimo Vignelli would say. We are surrounded by design everywhere we go and while most of it serves a purpose, not all of it is visually appealing. I hope that during my life I can assist in that struggle.
“The life of a designer is a life of fight: a fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.” – Massimo Vignelli